Chatting inside of Gmail was completely redesigned with the introduction of Google Hangouts. We love Hangouts, but until now a few features were missing that made it hard to quickly find available contacts.
The latest update to Hangouts in Gmail creates a new ‘Hangouts Contacts’ tab to sort your contacts into available and unavailable. Both sets of contacts are now sorted alphabetically, making it a lot more intuitive to find whoever you need to chat with.
This update is making it’s way over the next few days to Google Apps domains on the Rapid release track with Scheduled release domains getting access in about two weeks.